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0 Behind the Thrills with Alex Tamez | River Riders

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Welcome back to another episode of Behind the Thrills! We are excited to kick off this 2019 season with a BANG! Today, we bring you a person who has been an absolute blessing to us in this endeavor. This person is none other than our Director of Operations, Alex Tamez!

Alex has been with us for a while now and recently came on board as our Director of Operations, and since, has been a big help! Alex comes bundled together with her trusty canine companion, Nala, who makes the office a lot of fun.

Question: How long have you been with River Riders?

Answer:  “6 years.”

That’s a long time! We hope you had plenty of time in between to enjoy the river.


Question: How did you get into the guiding/adventure related industry?

Answer: “Grew up with a family member who was a guide and admired the adventures each day.”

Sounds like you got some adventures very early, so lucky. Looks like you were destined to be in the guiding business!


Question: What’s the first memory you have of an adrenaline rush when you were a child?

Answer:   “Riding one of those big wheel tricycles down a really big hill”


Question: What’s the absolute craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Answer:  Joined the Military

Hahaha regardless, we thank you for your service!


Question: What would you say to someone that wants adventure but doesn’t know how to make the time for it?

Answer:  “Just go for it”

Words to live by.


Question: Most awkward moment on the river…go…

Answer: “I pulled off to the side of the river and was waiting for the rest of the trip to catch up, when I started just swinging my leg and fell into the river…”

Shall we remind you of the story of the tortoise and the hare?


Question: What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Answer: “Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit… and a cup of ice.”

Hahaha, fun fact about Alex, she always has a cup of ice with her and has a professional ice maker. She even has a cup of ice during this interview.


Question: How do you relax?

Answer:  “Camping and bonfires”

Nothing like the great outdoors during some beautiful summer nights. Hope you brought enough Marshmallows for everyone!


Question:  What’s an adventure or destination on your bucket list?

Answer:   “Homesteading off grid in Alaska”

Alaska is much colder than here, but the summers are absolutely gorgeous, what a cool goal!


Thanks Alex for all your hard work you are putting in to help us get ready for this upcoming season! It's awesome good to see some behind the scenes that's also been a guide with us for a while.

We look forward to seeing what you bring for the 2019 season.

For more River Riders info, check out a complete list of all of our Harpers Ferry adventure activities or explore some of the lodging in Harpers Ferry that you can utilize while at our resort!